Meg Hilling

Meg Hilling

Meg Hilling

Producer / Reporter

Meg Hilling is a National Correspondent with Scripps News based in Chicago. Her work is predominately featured on the weeknight show, In The Loop with Christian Bryant, as well as the documentary series, In Real Life. Using her background in sports, science and the American West, she delivers character driven stories that lend unique perspectives on pressing issues facing our world. She takes on the ground reporting very seriously and often returns to the newsroom sunburnt and covered in mud with a wild story in hand.

Recent Work
In Real Life: Blocking the sun

In Real Life: Blocking The Sun

Joe Jonas takes a selfie with actress Sophie Turner.

How Americans view and approach relationships is evolving

People waiting at a doctor's office.

What's driving long wait times at the doctor's office?

Care worker giving older lady her dinner in her home.

As Americans age, in-home care worker shortage grows

Cruise AV, General Motor's autonomous electric Bolt EV.

Driverless taxis leave San Francisco divided over safety concerns

President Joe Biden visits FEMA headquarters.

FEMA puts restrictions in place as disaster relief funds run low

Some of the more than $200,000 in stolen retail goods seized from a home this week in San Francisco.

Retail theft surge driving businesses to explore more safety options

A closeup of a beam scale.

The back and forth on Berberine, the alleged 'Nature's Ozempic'

New Parkway underground mine in Central City, Ky.

Black lung cases surge, miners seek relief through rule proposal

A traveler moves through the Philadelphia International Airport.

Travel hack 'skiplagging,' is dividing customers and airlines

A collection of bottles of whiskies and Kentucky bourbons.

The bourbon barrel tax removal is dividing Kentuckians

A shark swims in the ocean.

With all the recent shark activity, should you stay out of the water?

The cover of a U.S. Passport

Passport woes leave travel advisors preaching caution

Fire Battalion Chief Craig Newell carries a hose while battling the North Complex Fire in Plumas National Forest, California.

US tackles firefighter shortage as wildfires rage across North America

A cat and a dog

Why are custody battles over pets on the rise?

A Bud Light beer vendor.

What lessons should brands take away from the 'Bud Light Effect'?

Latin music artists Peso Pluma and Becky G.

Why are Mexican Corridos gaining popularity on the music charts?

The overdose-reversal drug Narcan.

As overdoses climb, schools decide policies on Naloxone use

Person donating blood.

New blood donor policy opens doors, raises questions for PrEP users

A man mowing the lawn.

To mow or not to mow? Why there's a culture war happening on your lawn

Black Girls Skate

How a skate group is carving out space for representation and equity

A stadium worker opens a case of Bud Light beer.

Why beer and American politics go hand in hand

Three people plant a tree.

Southern California group is planting trees to beat the heat

A person gets into a plane.

Step inside the lab that's trying to decode the Earth's atmosphere

Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother swim.

Inbreeding is further endangering the population of killer whales

Flagrant Magazine is pictured.

This basketball magazine is mixing art with 'outlandish' sport stories

A basketball player passes the ball.

College basketball rule changes are affecting March Madness

Preschoolers eat lunch at a day care center

Eating disorder specialists 'horrified' by child obesity guidelines

Workers put plastic into a factory machine.

Your water bottle could soon be used to construct buildings

A kid plays at a desk.

Chicago nonprofit is sparking kids' interest in STEM